In light of the death of Nex Benedict, a gender-expansive student in Oklahoma, the Trans Journalists Association has selected articles that fact-check outdated or false information and take thoughtful, nuanced approaches to contextualizing the tragedy. 1. Friends remember Nex Benedict, Oklahoma student who died after school fight, as ‘fiery kid’
Register now for Beyond the “Culture War”: How to Cover Trans Issues Well in an Election Year. Get past political back-and-forth to find the actual news at the heart of the rhetoric surrounding trans communities. This three-hour interactive workshop will help you understand how to go beyond quick-turn legislation stories
Take care to avoid making assumptions or spreading misinformation about both the victims and the causes of violence, especially while information is still emerging.
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Check out organizational updates, recommended misinformation resources, and journalism opportunities on our radar.
For Transgender Awareness Week, get caught up on the best practices for covering trans communities and the issues that face them. Featuring advice from the Association of Health Care Journalists, Poynter, Columbia Journalism Review, and more.
The Trans Journalists Association won’t tell you whether someone is (or isn’t) trans. Here's why identifying gender during breaking news is more complicated than you think.
The Trans Journalists Association is excited to announce that we have been awarded a $50,000 grant by the Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression program — the first philanthropic gift to us since we attained fiscal sponsorship earlier this year.